rabbit fever

noun

Examples of rabbit fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is also thought to be spread this way. Brendan Borrell, The Atlantic, 3 July 2020 Less than 48 hours later, the results came back: Mr. Springer had tularemia, or rabbit fever, a rare bacterial infection transmitted by animals and ticks that sickens fewer than 200 Americans a year. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2020 Privacy - Terms The independent news website Patch.com reported an unconfirmed case of rabbit fever in a human in Cook County, too, tied to exposure to an infected rabbit. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 29 June 2018 About 100 to 200 cases of rabbit fever in humans are reported every year in the United States, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 29 June 2018 Ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rabbit fever, Powassan virus and other ills, some of them only recently discovered. Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 1 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rabbit fever was in 1925

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“Rabbit fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabbit%20fever. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

rabbit fever

noun
rab·​bit fever ˈrab-ət- How to pronounce rabbit fever (audio)
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